How To Record Your Plastic Remote With AnyMote Home
Thankfully, the AnyMote Home contains an IR receiver that can record commands. The receiver is usually near the "e" letter of the top logo, but can be on the "a" side as well.
If you have a red dot • at the bottom of your AnyMote Home - that dot is showing the direction of the IR receiver.
- An AnyMote Home Hub
- 2 AA batteries
- The AnyMote Smart Universal Remote app for iOS or Android
- Your smartphone or tablet paired with AnyMote and remotes set up.
Step 1 - Start adding a remote
Step 2 - Configure the recorded remote
Also, here you can pick a starter-layout for your remote, and for the purpose of this tutorial we'll use a TV-style layout which has a pre-configured screen with arrows and other nearby buttons.
In the last step, you'll pick your AnyMote Home as the actual recorder. If you have multiple units, you now get to pick which one to use for recording.
Step 3 - Record your first button
Where to point your plastic remote:
- if your AnyMote has a red dot on the bottom, point your plastic remote at the shiny plastic in the direction pointed by the red dot.
- if your AnyMote does not have a red dot at the bottom, point your plastic remote at the "e" letter or the "a" letter of the top logo.
Now, from a small distance, very shortly press the button you want to record, like in the animated gif below:
Step 4 - Repeat for all the buttons you want to record
Congrats, you've learned the basics! Now you can repeat for the rest of the buttons that you'd like to record.
You don't need to record buttons that you don't use. Teletext ? Feel free to ignoreit!
Tips & tricks
- Keep your plastic remote close to the AnyMote
- Do very short presses (as short as you can) on your plastic remote.
- Always point your remote at the "a" or "e" letter of the anymote logo
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